10 years of Bitcoin, but is it over?

Halloween 2018 marks the 10-year anniversary of the foundations of Bitcoin, the world’s first cryptocurrency. A decade ago today, bitcoin’s mysterious founder Satoshi Nakamoto published a nine-page long academic style paper called “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.” The paper…

Kosovo, the best place for starting a business in 2019

Macedonia is the top performer from Southeast Europe (SEE) in the latest Doing Business in 2019 report of the World Bank Group, released on Wednesday. Macedonia ranked 10th, and Albania is the only SEE countries which improved their rankings compared with…

Innovative Slovenia Leads the Way for Emerging Europe

Innovation in Slovenia has increased moderately increased since 2010, enough to put the country amongst the strongest innovators in the EU, together with Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, and Ireland. The news comes from the EU Commission’s European Innovation Scoreboard. Overall,…

Startup Bootcamp at Dokutech by David and Zak Batstone

Visionary founder and Managing Director of Just Business, a social impact investment firm, David shares his unique model for developing successful enterprises that create an opportunity for everyone. In addition, David teaches in the Department of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at…

Elevator Lab Challenges: the CEE region’s largest fin-tech acceleration program

On 2 April, Raiffeisen Bank Bulgaria, the Bulgarian network bank of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI), started the application phase for its local “Elevator Lab Challenge”. Bulgarian start-ups have now time until 17 June to apply with their ideas and solutions…

New Viber update includes Kosovo’s country code

Back in 2016, Kosovo finally accepted its official country code +383, which would put an end to the usage of either +377 from Monaco, +386 from Slovenia or +381 from Serbia. Kosovo got the country code of its own as a…

The top 10 most creative advertising agencies of Kosovo

Most would agree that the advertising industry of Kosovo is one of the most dynamic ones and it’s where you will find some of the most talented people. In fact, it’s all in the hands of the creative heads of…

Do Balkan start-ups, lack the ambition to grow beyond their comfort zone?

Venture Capital funds are somewhat active in the Balkans, with investments news here and there. To shed more light into the scene itself, we talked with Tatjana Zabasu, one of the Pioneers of Venture Capital in the Balkans and who serves…

EBRD completes ICT capacity-building program in Kosovo

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on Friday it has completed a successful joint capacity-building programme with Kosovo’s telecommunications regulator aimed at strengthening the information and communication technology (ICT) sector in the country. European experts invited by…

Two days at the sixth edition of KosICT and why it’s worth attending next year, too

KosICT, started six years ago by the ICT Association of Kosovo (STIKK) as an experimental tech event in Pristina, Kosovo with different tracks and focused on various topics that included even hands-on training workshops. Six years forward, the event has…